The Airborne Interferometric and Scatterometric radar instrument for Accurate Sea Current and Wind Retrievals

Konferenz: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04.06.2018 - 07.06.2018 in Aachen, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2018

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Trampuz, Christian; Hendriks, Izzy; Speziali, Filippo; Meta, Adriano (MetaSensing B.V., The Netherlands)
Gebert, Nicolas; Suess, Martin (European Space Agency & ESTEC, The Netherlands)
Placidi, Simone (MetaSensing AP Pte Ltd, Singapore)
Navarro, Victor (Starlab, UK)
Martin, Adrien; Gommenginger, Christine (National Oceanographic Centre, UK)

Within the framework of a European Space Agency funded project, MetaSensing is developing the Ocean Surface Current Airborne Radar Demonstrator (OSCAR) system tailored to the observations of ocean surface motion and wind retrieval. The OSCAR demonstrator instrument is developed with the observation parameters which directly relate to a potential satellite mission for mesoscale measurements of ocean surface currents in the open ocean and coastal regions. The project has concluded the detailed design phase, starting the phase of manufacturing, assem-bly, integration and testing of the system. This paper presents a technical overview of the system design and the validation campaign.